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spending for the military. and that's a consequential difference. they know that president obama is going to increase taxes, where, where governor romney is not if he's elected presint. that's an important issue distinctiont coming into the last debate, the annenberg survey showed that the public thought that governor ct romney was more likely to take the country into a war, than was president obama. but the public also believed that president obama had gone around the world apologizing. now in the last debate, governor romney reassured that he was not as likely to take people into war as they had thought in that debate. and i think that was a calculated strategy on his part. now, you could say, "and it was illegitimate. you secretly know that he was more likely." but nonetheless, what we can measure is whether they get what he said he was going to do in the context. and i think that president obama responded to the apologizing around the world claim in a i mber of ways that were effective as well. and i think one of the things that we can say about debas making a difference is that, had
is the embodiment of the predatory world of financial capitalism. and not even by barack obama, whose party once fought for working men and women against the economic loyalists. so just in time, if not too late, comes this definitive examination of inequality. pollute contracts, the rise of the new global supervich and the fall of yaef one else. the author is chrystia freeman, whose journalism is steeped in years of covering robber barons from mexico and india. once deputy editor of the globe and mail in canada and the correspondent for the financial times and the economists she is now the editor of thompson reuters digital. we're joined by matt taibbi who has made the magazine rolling stone a go-to source for understanding the financial scandals in rural america. who can forget his 2009 article on the great american bubble machine. which describes goldman sachs as a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity relentlessly so jabbing its blood funnel into anything that smells like money. welcome to you both. income inequality has soared to the highest level since the great depression
it was really interesting, in your book, how you pointed out that bill responded to f obama's criticism by saying, you know, i would ha done it a little bit differently. i think, you know, you can't attack these people for their succe ds. and i think that's very relevant, because if you go back in time it wasn't always this way, but i think the shift really began with clinton and the new democrats. i think after, you know, walter mondale lost in 84, the democrats decided, you know, we're never going to lose the funding battle again. and they began this sort of84 imperceptible shift where they continued to campaign on social issues, the same way they had before. they retained their liberalism in that sense. but economically, they began to side more and more with wall street, and more andit more wit the very rich, and they've, a i think we've now reached the point where neither party really represents the very poor in the way that the democratse,maybe used mato. and so that's why you don't see it in thee debates because neither party is really an advocate for that kind of left behind clas
Search Results 0 to 15 of about 16 (some duplicates have been removed)